Dunwell receives Fellow Award
Dr. Winston Dunwell received a Fellow Award from the Eastern Region International Plant Propagators' Society in late September. The Fellow Award was created to acknowledge outstanding members of the International Plant Propagators' Society, Eastern Region North America, who have contributed to the advancement of the Society and to the field of Plant Propagation and Production. This recognition is for contributions to the IPPS through participation, service, leadership, research, teaching or Extension work. Dr. Dunwell accepted a position with the University of Kentucky as an Extension Horticulture Specialist for Nursery Crops in 1979. His area of interest is developing educational programs related to sustainable ornamental plant introduction, propagation, production, and utilization. Dr. Dunwell established the Nursery Crops Development Center to carry out trials on cultivated and native plants with unique characteristics of special interest to the nursery/landscape industry and the gardening public. The goal of the Center is to provide plants that will increase the product mix at the nursery, increase the number of plants available for the landscape designer's palette, and be useful in environmental conservation and restoration. Win received the Southern Nursery Association Porter Henegar Memorial Award in 2012.